15732

IMPORTANT SMUGGLING ACT – TRANSPORTATION TO THE AMERICAN PLANTATIONS

An Act against Clandestine Running of Uncustomed Goods, and for more Effectual Preventing of Frauds relating to the Customs.

Published
London by John Baskett, And by the Assigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, Deceased.

Description
Folio, title leaf, plus pp239-258, disbound.

£250.00

SKU: 15732

Product Description

An important Act in the fight against Smuggling. By 1705 Parliament set up a special force to try and combat Smugglers. They soon found that they were fighting a losing battle, so by 1719 new laws had to be brought in. By this new laws any Smugglers who assembled in a group of 8 or more men, and beat or wounded Officers of the Customs, then such men would be transported to the American Plantations. A Public Act.